It's almost time to pack up the old Volvo wagon and head South for a bit. The baby is talking, the bigger kids growing ... well, bigger. FaceTime is wonderful, but little Izzy thinks that Grandma Maggie lives in Mama's phone. There's no place to set up all my wire and beads, so I'm trying to get everything finished, photographed and listed on Etsy before I go.
Can't wait for the AppleFest and the Dixie Classic Fair. Apple dumplings! Pig races! Autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe we can get in a visit to the alpaca farm. Maybe I can start to look for my dream house ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
A lot of the time when I'm working on a piece, I reach a point when I need something I don't already have, I run out of patinated wire, or I just don't know for sure which direction it wants to take. I don't want to force it. I want to midwife it gently - no forceps deliveries on my worktable. Taking a break from the work usually means pulling up some weeds, loading the dishwasher, having a little lie-down ... but I especially like to read other people's blogs. My favorites are on the left. I'm so impressed when artists can coherently describe their processes. It really makes me feel inadequate. I love the blogs where an entire tutorial is presented. Words and photos. How do they do it? How would I ever become organized enough? Would a photo showing the state of my cuticles make readers gag?